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Contents Foreword Introduction Life in the Water Column The Exploration of the Deep Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover, College of William & Mary, USA Midwater Life: Survival in a Harsh Environment Dr. George I. Matsumoto, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), USA A Theater of Chinese Shadows¿Sidebar The Nocturnal Ballet of Deep-Sea Creatures Dr. Marsh Youngbluth, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, USA Living Lights in the Sea Dr. Edith Widder, Ocean Research and Conservation Association (ORCA), USA Evolution Caught Red-Handed¿Sidebar Gelatinous but Voracious Predators Dr. Laurence Madin, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA From Myth to Reality: Monsters of the Deep Dr. Clyde Roper, Smithsonian Institution, USA Are Deep-Sea Animals Living Fossils? Dr. Robert C. Vrijenhoek, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), USA The Vampire Squid from Hell¿Sidebar Life at the Bottom The Deep Seafloor: A Desert Devoid of Life? Dr. Craig M. Young, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, USA The Polar Depths Dr. Michael Klages, Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Germany The Monterey Canyon Dr. Gary Greene, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), USA Sharks of the Dark Realm¿Sidebar Seamounts: Gal pagos of the Deep Dr. J. Anthony Koslow, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Marine and Atmospheric Research, Australia Deep-Water Coral Reefs: Out of Sight, Out of Mind¿Sidebar Hydrothermal Vents Dr. Daniel Desbruyères, French Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER), France Gas Promotes Mass: Methane Seeps Dr. Lisa Levin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA A Whale¿s End is the Beginning of Life at the Deep Seafloor Dr. Craig R. Smith, University of Hawaii, USA Deep Trenches: The Ultimate Abysses Dr. Kantaro Fujioka and Dr. Dhugal Lindsay, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) The Deep Sea in Figures Glossary Index Bibliography Photo credits Acknowledgments
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Deep-sea animals -- Pictorial works.